Lauren Taub Cohen


Lauren Taub Cohen

M.S. Ed., SEP

Change is possible.

My nervous system was shaped by a combination of developmental trauma and shock traumas; as a result, I lived with chronic anxiety, amped-up urgency, heavy depression, and full body tension. Sound familiar?

In 2011, I sought support from a Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner because I was suffering from a medical abnormality, which confounded doctors. Thankfully, SE understood my body’s language! In a short amount of time, the issue healed and an invasive surgical procedure was no longer necessary. I continued working with an SEP and, over time, stuck states began shifting, tension softened, agency increased and…I could finally experience ease without fearing it!

These empowering, neuro-physiological shifts inspired me to become an SEP. My intention as an SEP is to help clients suffer less and live more. Ironically, the behaviors and patterns we often think of as “in the way” are the very adaptations we once needed to help us survive back then or still need right now. They’re here for a good reason. So, when working together, it’s important we respect the nervous system and its protective care as we create the conditions for change to arise and healing to occur. I don’t do SE to clients; rather, I use SE with clients to create an inner environment in which shifts arise, wounds heal, vitality returns and a connection to one’s self deepens and expands.

Prior to becoming an SEP, I founded MetaMinds®, which is a company committed to helping children, teens and adults transform challenges and stuck states into opportunities for growth, healing and well-being. I previously worked at 60 Minutes and was an elementary school teacher in NYC. I have a B.A. in English Literature from Boston University and an M.S.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education. I’ve been practicing meditation since 2001 and am certified to teach Mindfulness Meditation by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. I’m also a certified Kane School Pilates instructor. I work privately with individuals and have taught trauma-sensitive mindfulness classes and movement sessions. I’ve also led workshops at businesses, non-profits, therapy centers, schools and parent associations.


Business Phone:
Kerhonkson, New York, 12446
United States of America
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available Sliding Scale Available